Ukraine's law on prosectuion bodies' reformation goes into effect

Source : 112 Ukraine

The document was published in issue # 182 of the official parliamentary edition of the Voice of Ukraine on September 24
13:44, 25 September 2019

The Law on Reformation of the prosecution bodies No. 113-IX came into force in Ukraine, which envisages the establishment of the Office of the Prosecutor General instead of the Prosecutor General’s Office and the dismissing of military prosecution. The corresponding message was published at the parliamentary website.

Prosecutor General is eligible to regulate the procedure of prosecutors’ attestation. In case an employee does not go through a specific examination or does not want to – he is supposed to be fired.

The law prescribes financial assistance to the prosecutor's offices not only from the state budget but from the other sources, in addition to this, in the framework of international assistance projects.

Related: Information on material condition of military prosecutors will become public, - General Prosecutor's Office

The total number of prosecution bodies' employees is to decrease from 15 to 10 thousand people.

The document stipulates the obligation of the prosecutors of regional prosecutor's offices and of the Office of the Prosecutor General to have a law degree and the state language proficiency. Candidates for the post of the prosecutor will be required to file a declaration of integrity and family ties.

The Qualification and Disciplinary Commission of Prosecutors ceases to operate.

The Prosecutor General will be able to dismiss prosecutors from the administrative positions without the recommendation of the Council of Prosecutors.

The regulation on the possibility of prosecutor attesting in the event of disciplinary proceedings against him is abolished.

The National Prosecution Academy of Ukraine will become a Training Center. The Prosecutor General will have the right to appoint and dismiss the head of the Training Center and his deputies.

Some of the law provision will take effect from the day the Office of the Prosecutor General begins its work (mainly renaming the Prosecutor General’s Office into the Office of the Prosecutor General in legislative acts).

As we reported earlier, the Verkhovna Rada approved the law on September 19 by 259 votes.

Related: Zelensky signs law on reformation of prosecution bodies

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